Why did you choose this neighbourhood initially?
We chose this because of the generous size of houses and gardens. Most areas we looked at felt crowded and a bit “ground hog” with lots of identical houses, whereas Emirates Hills felt as though each house had its own identity and is nice and quiet as there are no major highways nearby.
Is your neighbourhood fully developed?
There are a few plots undeveloped but I would guess approx. 8%, but there is constant work as there seems to be a lot of reconstruction to existing villas.
Please provide a brief description of the playground facilities and parks in your neighbourhood?
There are 3 playgrounds in Emirates Hills, two are very similar and there is a newer one which has slightly more in terms of play equipment. I would say they cater for the 1- 5 years olds in the main.
Describe the communal facilities in your neighbourhood (pool and gyms etc).
Have you found it easy to meet mums in your neighbourhood?
Absolutely not. Definitely the worst things about the neighbourhood is the fact there is no community, and when the children were small I only ever met maids at the playground, not mothers.
What are the names of the closest and most recommended schools and nurseries to your neighbourhood?
Emirates Hills Montessori nursery is at the entrance and we were delighted with it. Within a close distance for other schools, are Nord Anglia, DBS, Foremarke, Gems World Academy, and soon JAPS when it moves this year.
What are the names of the closest and most recommended supermarkets to your neighbourhood?
There are two spinneys within 7 mins, one of which is very big and a great local asset.
What are the names of your closest and most recommended local restaurants to your neighbourhood?
Nothing springs to mind! We travel to DIFC or Marina mostly for restaurants, which is either a 15 or 30 minute drive
What are the names of the closest and most recommended clinics and hospitals to your neighbourhood?
Saudi German hospital is very close , about 10mins, but if I had time I would probably go to city or American instead.
How long does it take you on average to reach the Mall of the Emirates?
How long does it take you on average to reach the nearest beach from your neighbourhood?
How long does it take you on average to reach Dubai International Airport?
How far away is your nearest metro station?
How far away is your nearest bus stop?
What is the traffic like during rush hours out of and into your neighbourhood?
No problem at all, there are 3 gates into the community.
Can taxis easily find your neighbourhood?
What are the 3 best things about living in your neighbourhood?
The villas and communal grounds are very beautiful, the space for privacy, the peace and the paths round the lakes which provide great bike tracks for the children.
What are the 3 worst things about living in your neighbourhood?:
The lack of community spirit, lack of any amenities, and distance to a decent restaurant.